Patents Assigned to SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
  • Publication number: 20220015608
    Abstract: There is provided a medical endoscope device including: an encoding processing unit configured to compression-encode RAW image data of a medical captured image of an observation target captured by an imaging device that is inserted into a body of a patient and captures an image of an inside of the body; and a transmission unit configured to wirelessly transmit the compression-encoded RAW image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Daisuke FUJII
  • Patent number: 11224329
    Abstract: A medical observation apparatus includes: a display unit that displays thereon an observation image corresponding to a result of examination on a subject; a first camera that performs imaging of plural persons surrounding the subject, and outputs a surrounding image; a selecting unit that selects, based on the surrounding image, an indicator from the plural persons; a line of sight detecting unit that detects a line of sight of the indicator; and a display control unit that causes the display unit to display thereon a superimposed image having a pointer superimposed on the observation image, the pointer being at a position according to a destination of the line of sight of the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Sumihiro Uchimura
  • Publication number: 20220000340
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes a first internal module 61 that executes hardware processing, and second internal modules that execute software processing. The first internal module outputs an image signal, division position information indicating division positions, at which a frame of the image signal is divided by a predetermined amount of data, and a timing signal, to the second internal modules, and generates, based on the image signal that has been subjected to the software processing and input from the second internal modules, a video signal for display. Based on the timing signal and the division position information, the second internal modules sequentially execute image processing by the software processing on the image signal per the predetermined amount of data, and sequentially output the image signal per the predetermined amount of data that has been subjected to the image processing, to the first internal module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Aki MIZUKAMI
  • Publication number: 20220005166
    Abstract: A medical signal processing apparatus processes image signals input from an imaging device. The image signals corresponds to a result of examining a subject, and the imaging device sequentially outputs the image signals from multiple pixels arrayed in a matrix according to a raster to the medical signal processing apparatus. The medical image signal processing apparatus includes: a signal divider configured to divide the image signals according to the raster sequentially output from the imaging device into first divided image signals each according to a pixel group consisting of multiple pixels arrayed in connected multiple columns; and a plurality of pre-processors configured to process, in parallel, sets of pixel information of the multiple first divided image signals divided by the signal divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Manabu KOISO
  • Patent number: 11197603
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus according to the present invention includes: a light source device configured to continuously emit first light of a first wavelength band, and sequentially emit second light of plural second wavelength bands different from the first wavelength band and different from each other; and an imaging device including: a spectroscopic unit configured to spectrally separate light from a subject, the light being due to illumination light emitted by the light source device, into light of the first wavelength band and light of the second wavelength bands; a first imaging element configured to generate a first image signal by receiving and photoelectrically convert the light of the first wavelength band spectrally separated by the spectroscopic unit; and a second imaging element configured to generate a second image signal by respectively receiving and photoelectrically converting the light of the second wavelength bands spectrally separated by the spectroscopic means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11199693
    Abstract: A camera head for an endoscope includes: a casing grasped by a user and detachably connected to an insertion unit inserted into a subject, the insertion unit taking an object image from the subject; an optical element having translucency and configured to seal the casing by being provided in the casing; an imaging element provided in the casing and configured to capture the object image taken into the casing through the optical element; and a dew condensation forming unit provided in the casing and having a smaller thermal resistance value than the optical element, the dew condensation forming unit functioning as a transmission path of heat between inside and outside of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Tetsuaki Tokime
  • Patent number: 11202010
    Abstract: A control device, an external device, a medical observation system, a control method, a display method, and a program capable of performing predetermined processing to a position desired by an operator even under a situation where the operator's hand is not available. A control device includes: an image processing unit that processes an image signal generated by an imaging unit to generate a display image for display; a transmission/reception unit that transmits the display image generated by the image processing unit to a display device and an external device, which has a display function and is capable of bidirectional communication and receives an instruction signal including at least a position of the display image transmitted from the external device; and a control unit that executes predetermined processing on a touch position of the display image according to the instruction signal from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takai, Masaru Sudo
  • Publication number: 20210369363
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical imaging apparatus that includes a multi-link, multi-joint structure including a plurality of joints that interconnect a plurality of links to provide the multi-link, multi-joint structure with a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least one video camera being disposed on a distal end of the multi-link, multi-joint structure; at least one actuator that drives at least one of the plurality of joints; and circuitry that detects a joint force experienced at the at least one of the plurality of joints in response to an applied external force, and controls the at least one actuator based on the joint force so as to position the video camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuharu FUKUSHIMA, Wataru KOKUBO, Toshimitsu TSUBOI, Atsushi MIYAMOTO, Kenichiro NAGASAKA, Kenji HIROSE
  • Patent number: 11182897
    Abstract: A medical image processing device includes circuitry configured to: calculate relative information including relative positional relation of a pathologically diagnosed position in a subject with respect to an observation image of the subject captured by an imager, by using data on the observation image and pathological diagnosis information on the subject; and generate, based on the relative information, data on a displayed observation image resulting from addition of the pathological diagnosis information to the data on the observation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takeshi Honda
  • Patent number: 11178340
    Abstract: A control device includes: a hardware processor; and a memory, wherein the hardware processor is configured to: control an image sensor configured to generate an image signal by performing imaging sequentially according to predetermined frames; detect a frequency of vocal cord vibration of a subject based on a voice signal; set a pulse width and a light emission cycle for when a light source emits light, based on the frequency and a preset duty cycle; control the light source to emit the pulse light using the pulse width and the light emission cycle in one field period or one frame period of the image sensor in synchronization with the frequency; calculate, based on the light emission cycle or the frequency, a gain amount by which the image signal is to be multiplied; and multiply the image signal by the gain amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Narumi Sato, Ryohei Kagawa
  • Patent number: 11166621
    Abstract: A medical apparatus and a method of manufacturing the medical apparatus, which have an advantage in cost performance, are provided even if optical fibers are used therein. The medical apparatus includes, therein, a first optical fiber 6322 configured to transmit an optical signal, a second optical fiber 651 configured to transmit an optical signal, and a first optical connector 66 configured to connect the first optical fiber 6322 and the second optical fiber 651.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kohtaro Amano, Yuichi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20210338040
    Abstract: A medical control device includes a display control unit controller configured to display, in a display device configured to display images, a medical image generated from an imaging signal generated by an imaging device configured to receive light coming from an observation target; and a brightness controller configured to control the brightness of the imaging signal in such a way that the display controller displays the medical image having a predetermined brightness. When the dynamic range of the display device is set to a second value that is greater than a first value, the brightness controller is configured to perform control to lower the brightness of the imaging signal as compared to the brightness of the imaging signal for displaying the medical image at the predetermined brightness when the dynamic range is set to the first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc., Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Taihei MICHIHATA, Hiroshi MYOKEN, Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20210343399
    Abstract: There is provided a medical image processing apparatus including: an association processing section configured to associate multiple medical captured images in which an observation target is imaged by each of multiple imaging devices including imaging devices in which one or both of an in-focus position and an in-focus range are different; and a compositing processing section configured to depth-composite each of a medical captured image for a right eye and a medical captured image for a left eye among the multiple medical captured images by using an associated other medical captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masataka KADO
  • Patent number: 11160633
    Abstract: A medical observation apparatus includes an imaging device that captures an observation target, an arm that supports the imaging device and includes multiple links joined to each other by multiple joints, and driving circuitry. The driving circuitry is configured to determine a control torque in at least one joint to be controlled from among the multiple joints and to control driving of the at least one joint based on the control torque such that an external torque acting on the at least one joint according to an operation on the arm is within a fixed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Tamura, Yasuhiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11160451
    Abstract: Provided is a microscope apparatus including: a microscope section configured to image a subject's eye with an image sensor for performing magnified observation of the subject's eye; a holding section configured to hold the microscope section; a front lens insertion/removal unit configured to insert/remove a front lens for observing a posterior eye of the subject's eye onto an optical axis of the microscope section; and a control apparatus configured to execute an AF control that focuses the microscope section on an image-forming position of an image of the posterior eye by the front lens when the front lens is inserted onto the optical axis of the microscope section by the front lens insertion/removal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tomonori Ishikawa, Naobumi Okada
  • Patent number: 11141043
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes a first internal module 61 that executes hardware processing, and second internal modules that execute software processing. The first internal module outputs an image signal, division position information indicating division positions, at which a frame of the image signal is divided by a predetermined amount of data, and a timing signal, to the second internal modules, and generates, based on the image signal that has been subjected to the software processing and input from the second internal modules, a video signal for display. Based on the timing signal and the division position information, the second internal modules sequentially execute image processing by the software processing on the image signal per the predetermined amount of data, and sequentially output the image signal per the predetermined amount of data that has been subjected to the image processing, to the first internal module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Aki Mizukami
  • Publication number: 20210307599
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a medical light source device and a medical observation system capable of switching a light source while suppressing an increase in size and complication of a device. [Solution] A medical light source device according to the present disclosure includes: a plurality of light sources; and a light source switching section that holds an end section of a light guide that transmits light, and is capable of disposing the end section on one of optical paths of light emitted by the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc., Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Naobumi OKADA, Motoki OZEKI
  • Publication number: 20210314482
    Abstract: A medical image acquisition system includes an imaging device and an image processing device. The imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal so as to generate the imaging signal; an optical unit including a focus mechanism moving one or a plurality of lenses so as to adjust a focal point position, and configured to form an optical image on the imaging unit; a memory configured to store therein unique information of the imaging device; and an auto focus controller configured to totally control the imaging device. The image processing device includes an auto focus evaluation unit configured to perform focusing evaluation based on the imaging signal, and the auto focus controller controls driving of the focus mechanism by referring to the unique information in accordance with an evaluation result by the auto focus evaluation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11129682
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical imaging apparatus that includes a multi-link, multi joint structure including a plurality of joints that interconnect a plurality of links to provide the multi-link, multi joint structure with a plurality of degrees of freedom, at least one video camera being disposed on a distal end of the multi-link, multi-joint structure; at least one actuator that drives at least one of the plurality of joints; and circuitry that detects a joint force experienced at the at least one of the plurality of joints in response to an applied external force, and controls the at least one actuator based on the joint force so as to position the video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Tetsuharu Fukushima, Wataru Kokubo, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Atsushi Miyamoto, Kenichiro Nagasaka, Kenji Hirose
  • Publication number: 20210290306
    Abstract: A medical information management server includes: a recording unit configured to record at least a plurality of sets of operative procedures in a corresponding manner to a plurality of sets of simulation data containing data related at least to body tissues; and a control unit configured to, in a case where one of the plurality of sets of operative procedures is selected at a client side, send simulation data corresponding to the selected operative procedure to the client side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi ICHIKAWA